Monday, November 3, 2008

The World Isn't Fair

Granted, things are shaky with the economy and businesses everywhere.

So, what are your choices?

Give up or step up?

I am speaking about this very topic on November 6th in Chicago -- delivering a workshop presentation twice at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Leadership Conference. The title is “Step Up! for Success.”

Here is one of the key points that I’ll be making:

The world isn’t fair – it’s your attitude that counts.

People walk around lately as though they are victims. We aren’t.

We have choices – not always good ones, but choices all the same. No one wants to hear your whining. If you are lucky enough to still have a job, look for ways to make it more interesting. Make the changes that are necessary, or accept what you can’t change. Leaving is always an option.

Another thing you can do is hang around with winners, not whiners.

Negativity is toxic, and it spreads quickly. Every day, think about -- or better yet, write somewhere -- things that you are grateful for.

That attitude of gratitude -- which some of you may see as cheesy -- really does go a long way.

I’ll be sharing more of this message regarding stepping it up, and thriving in your career, despite economic factors, in my open-enrollment BRODY BOOST Camp career development workshop on November 13 in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

There are still some seats open for BOOST Camp; visit to register, or call 800-726-7936.

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